Updated: Jun 11
With AAU basketball back in action this summer, Pro Insight was on hand to catch up with various prospects in gyms across the country. This included adidas 3SSB, where Colorado native Langston Reynolds was suiting up for the Utah Prospects. The 6'4 guard has continued to boost his stock over the past year thanks to a productive season on The Grind Session with Colorado Prep (CO) and he definitely helped himself with strong 3SSB performances in both Birmingham and Omaha. Among other attributes, it is evident that Reynolds brings leadership, toughness, athleticism, and energy to any roster.
As part of the Pro Insight Q&A series, Reynolds broke down his top-six schools, talked about his background, his playing style, his off-court interests and more.
For the next installment of the Pro Insight Q&A series, we present 2022 guard Langston Reynolds, from Denver, Colorado:
Pro Insight: Talk a bit about your background.
Langston Reynolds: I’m from Denver, Colorado. I’m a really quiet guy unless you get to know me. It’s just me and my mom, I have a pretty good background. I’m just a cool guy that likes to hoop.
PI: Any other athletes in the family?
LR: My brother played D2 football at Adams State. That’s it, just us two are the athletes in the family.
PI: Did you play football, as well?
LR: Yeah, so I stopped playing football in 8th grade because of growing pains. I got hit in my knee once and I was just done. So I started focusing on basketball and taking it seriously and now I’m only playing basketball.
PI: You play with some power — where does that come from?
LR: I would say from the aggression from playing football. It helped a lot, but also at this stage you have to be aggressive no matter what you’re doing. So I think that just transfers over.
PI: Describe this past season with Colorado Prep.
LR: It was great. I felt like I made the right decision, it was really good exposure and competition. We lost to a really good team [in The Grind Session], got one of their players going to Duke [Paolo Banchero]. Good way to end the season. Had a really good experience.
PI: How much has your game improved over the past year?
LR: There’s a lot of different things…my pace is really different. Just the way I talk to my teammates and communicate, it’s probably on a whole different level. My ball-handling and shooting have both gotten a whole lot better than this time around last year. I’ve really been working on my game.
PI: What’s the latest with your recruitment?
LR: Even since we last spoke, a lot of things in my recruitment have changed! But each program I am choosing to be in my top six I think can help me grow in every way I can and help me get to my goal of being the best version of myself.
PI: Congratulations on narrowing your options down to six. What stands out to you about each program?
LR: UTEP — they’ve recruited me very hard. I love the team and coaching staff and they show lots of love to me as a player and person. I feel if I go there I could be a great player, under the staff they have and the support system they give me!
Montana — they were one of my first offers and have shown me lots of love. I’ve met them and I talk to the whole staff on a daily basis. I feel if I go there I could be the piece they are missing to try and get to the tournament!
Missouri — I have Mizzou in my final six because I love the program. They support in every way possible. They recruit me just as hard as any other school and show me what I could be for their program.
Oral Roberts — I have a great feel for Oral Roberts. They came at me hard and have always been honest with me as a player. They helped me understand what they like and what they want to do for me as a player.
Northern Arizona — I love the coaching staff and their player development, itself. I feel if I go there I could come out being the best version of myself as a player and person. They want to push me in every way to get me to the top.
Northern Colorado — I love the players and staff there. They showed me lots of love and care on my unofficial visit there. I know some of the players already, so that helped a lot with the chemistry and helped me decide as to what I want to do. I could go there and be a hometown hero.
PI: Why today? Any specific significance or context to announcing your top six?
LR: Not anything specific. Just ready to buckle down and focus on these schools!
PI: What are you ultimately looking for in your school of choice?
LR: I would definitely say the coaching staff, how they treat me as a person and a player. Just my relationship with the whole staff, not just the head coach, because I feel like members of the whole staff can teach me a lot of different things. The playing style of the school, to where it fits my game, what I like, and what I believe in and that’s where I’ll go.
PI: What type of playing style fits your strengths?
LR: I would say a really fast-paced game — I like to get up and down the floor. I really like a high pace and a high energy defensive type of team, as well. That’s what I look for in a school.
PI: Any players you like to model your game after?
LR: I’ve kind of been watching a lot of Julius Randle and Jimmy Butler. Those two for sure, because I feel like they play both sides of the ball. So yeah, I look at their games a lot.
PI: Talk about your time with Utah Prospects — what has your summer been like?
LR: It’s been really good. Ever since I got here they’ve been treating me like family — from 15U, 16U, and 17U. There are really good people over here and they’re teaching me different things about the game of basketball.
PI: You recently showed out at Larry Hughes Elite Camp. Can you talk a bit about that experience?
LR: My experience at the Larry Hughes camp was amazing. A lot of great competitors were there and great coaches. Loved the whole camp.
PI: If you were to wake up with a fortune in your bank account — what would be your first purchase?
LR: Oh that’s a hard question…probably my dream car, dude. Probably a BMW i8, that’s definitely my dream car.
PI: What career would you pursue outside of basketball?
LR: I would say anything on TV or broadcasting. That’s what I want to go to school for. I feel like I have a pretty good smile for the TV [laughs]. Anything like that, but [in my free time] I like playing video games a lot, too.
PI: You play 2K?
LR: Yeah, I feel like I’m the best player in the country.
PI: How would you rate yourself on 2K if you were a player in the game?
LR: Gonna have to say a 99 overall [laughs].
PI: What are four words that best describe you?
LR: Tough. Passionate. Aggressive. Passive.
PI: At the end of the day, what do you hope to be remembered for?
LR: That I left it all on the court. I played the hardest that I could and did everything I was supposed to do. That I was just being Langston at the end of the day.